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‘Impotent’ ex-minister caught trying to buy sex

A Swedish ex-minister who was given a hefty fine after being caught trying to buy sex claims that he can’t be guilty as a debilitating disease makes it impossible for him to perform sexually.

Swedish comics set to storm Edinburgh Festival

Swedish comics set to storm Edinburgh Festival

Comedians from Sweden will be performing their trade at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and will be practicing their routines in English first in Stockholm.

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Court slams sex change forced sterilization clause

Compulsory sterilization for people undergoing gender reassignment surgery is in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights and the rule should therefore no longer apply, an administrative court in Sweden has ruled.

Students opt for Swedish companies: survey

Students opt for Swedish companies: survey

Swedish students have their eye on home-grown companies when it comes to joining the work force after graduation, according to a recent survey.

Ikea ‘spied’ on angry customers: report

Ikea ‘spied’ on angry customers: report

Shortly after allegations that it had been snooping on its staff, Swedish furniture giant Ikea in France is in hot water again, this time accused of spying on dissatisfied customers, prompting a police search at the company's French headquarters.

Ad agency sent ‘bloody horse head’ in the post

Ad agency sent ‘bloody horse head’ in the post

A Swedish hardware retail giant alerted security after discovering a “blood soaked” horse head in the mail, which a Dalarna advertising company claimed was just a harmless “pop cultural mash-up”.

Police launch new probe into the Pirate Bay

Police launch new probe into the Pirate Bay

After Swedish file-sharing haven the Pirate Bay in February received the blow that the Supreme Court wouldn’t grant them the right to appeal, their newly registered Swedish domain has prompted a new police investigation.

Heart attack victim dies after ambulance denied

Heart attack victim dies after ambulance denied

A 75-year-old Stockholm man suffering from a heart attack was forced to call three times and wait 13 hours before emergency services operator SOS Alarm finally sent an ambulance. He died in hospital the following day.

‘Starting pistol’ sparked wild Stockholm shootout

‘Starting pistol’ sparked wild Stockholm shootout

A jewellery store robber armed with nothing more than a starting pistol prompted police to fire at least a dozen gun shots in central Stockholm last week, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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Sweden sparks row over who owns ‘Nordic Model’

The successful trademark registration of “Nordic Model” by Sweden’s Social Democrats has prompted a sharp reaction from the rest of the Nordic region's political establishment.